Thursday, July 9, 2020

Impromptu Blog Vacation

There is so much business going on around here this week that I decided to let the blog slide a bit. I will be back next week, I promise!

Edited to add: LOL! That probably made no sense at all; I just realized that I had pre-scheduled some posts! Here I’ve been sitting all week thinking, “I need to blog!” Anyway, you get what I mean, right?


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

My Favorite Menu Planner

I have been using this insert for years and it is still my favorite.  I plant groceries for a week at a time, so I feel like I need some room to spread everything out and see it all in one place.

It's a letter-size page, so I don't keep it in my planner. I know I could shrink it down, rotate it and make it a foldable, but that would defeat the purpose I need it for.  Who knows though, I'll probably try it, LOL!  Once upon a time, I thought I would never use a planner smaller than half-size!

The top portion is where you write down your meals, underneath is where you list the ingredients for each meal/recipe.  This helps me not to forget an ingredient.  You can download it here.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

From the Archives: Everyday Matters Daily Docket

This one is a bit dated (February 11, 2015), and my style has changed quite a bit, but you never know when someone is going to like something that you think isn't very good, so I'm sharing it! You can download it HERE.


Saturday, July 4, 2020

There's a New Planner Group in Town!

I have debated for a couple of weeks now on starting a Facebook group for this blog.  As a matter of fact, I started it and have been slowly working on getting it set up.  I haven't advertised it, so there are not members of yet.

I've named it "Planner Fun Chat" and I'd love to have you join!  We'll chat about the blog, suggestions for new inserts, conversations regarding different planner topics, etc. and even though planners are the main focus, we can share about our lives as well (if you wish).

Follow this link and check it out.  Like I said, it's a new group and you might even be the first member.  Just say "hello" and maybe something about your experiences with planners.

I hope to see you there!!



Friday, July 3, 2020

Friday Felicities for July 3rd, 2020


Welcome to Friday Felicities, a meme created by Nattie - now a resident of heaven. This meme is all about creating a list of things that make you happy. Nattie knew that when you concentrate on your blessings, your sorrows are not as overwhelming. If you would like to participate, please create your own blog post and leave your link in the comments.  I would love to read it!

Things that make me happy:
  • the health benefits from all the water I'm drinking
  • spending time with my sisters (2/3) this week
  • God's provision for my family
  • fresh blueberries (did I already say that?)
  • a plant-based diet
  • regaining my health
  • this crazy cat that is watching over my shoulder
What are the things that make you happy?  Leave your Felicities in the comments OR list them on your blog and put a link in the comments so we can read them too!








Thursday, July 2, 2020

Current Planner Setup for June 29 - July 5



Hmm, maybe I will need to change "Current Planner Setup" posts from a weekly feature to an "as needed feature because y'all, not much is changing!

The only thing I added to my planner this week was a dashboard for my stickies.  I didn't really need it because I always use the first divider ("notes") as my dashboard - but I had to pull out my new laminator and laminate something!

My daily planner routine looks like this:


  1. Go to my daily page and add a sticker and a Bible verse (sometimes I do this the day before).
  2. Add the day's weather 
  3. Go to the weekly page, and add today's tasks and events to the daily page. Put a slash on the day to indicate it has been added to the daily page.  Any new information for the day should be added directly to the daily page.
  4. Go over yesterday's tasks and migrate to the current day anything that wasn't taken care of.
  5. Open bank app and balance sheet in my planner.  Check off any items that have cleared the bank and figure out the current balance.  I usually relay this to my hubby.
  6. Start Adulting!!  <grin!>
I had almost decided to start a fitness planer, but just couldn't do it!  I have to have everything together!!  So, I track my food and exercise on the daily page.  At the end of the week, I will probably record my weigh-in.  I added a fold-out fitness tracker to the front of the planner to record what kind of exercises I am doing.  

Did you make any changes this week?

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